Put a Watermelon Rind Upon My Grave

DESCRIPTION: "Put a watermelon rind upon my grave and let the juice run through, Put a watermelon rind upon my grave, that's all I ask of you. When my mama bake a chicken then(?) she bake it very fine, But nothing can compare with a watermelon rind. Put a...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1968 (NorthCarolinaFolkloreJournal)
KEYWORDS: burial death food campsong
FOUND IN: US(SE,SW)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Pankake/Pankake-PrairieHomeCompanionFolkSongBook, pp. 126-127, "The Watermelon Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
LibraryThingCampSongsThread, post 2, "(no title)" (1 short text, from user 2wonderY, posted August 28, 2021)
NorthCarolinaFolkloreJournal, Portia Naomi Crawford, "A Study of Negro Folk Songs from Greensboro, North Carolina and Surrounding Towns," Vol. XVI, No. 2 (Oct 1968), pp. 118-119, "Put Watermelon Rind Upon My Grave" (1 text, 1 tune)
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, pp. 123, 165, "489, Plant a Watermellon"/"Plant a Watermelon upon My Grave" (notes only)
BoyScoutSongbook1997, p. 40, "Drool Song" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST NCF162PW (Partial)
File: NCF162PW

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